I’m really sad so I’m gonna share some stories with you guys. So I was a manager at Papa John’s for 2 years and after you’re there for a while you recognize the regulars. You get on a name basis and you get to hear/make some really great stories. Here’s some that will hopefully cheer me and you guys up.
1. Great clips gal: She worked next door and was absolutely gorgeous. The guys at the shop always tried to score her number to no avail. When she let me exchange a pizza for a haircut we devised a scheme to get them to stop. Next time she came in we fake flirted it up and gave me her number. The boys backed off, she became a very good friend, and I was a legend in the shop.
2. Calzone Christy: ok her name wasn’t Christy but it sounds cooler like that. The friendliest woman I’d ever seen. She was a long time customer so we’d make her calzones even though they weren’t on the menu, and in return she’d bring us some stuff from the store. Candies, sodas, donuts, just random stuff. She was always so happy and funny just a big ol ray of sunshine and if the calzone guy wasn’t there she’d just order a pizza and give us treats anyway. She always made my day.
3. Hello kitty girl: this little girl and her father came in roughly once a week maybe two. Everytime the little girl demanded she gave me a hello kitty sticker. Over the months I had quite the collection saved up on a label in my wallet. One day just the dad came in and gave me another sticker, explaining that she wouldn’t let him leave without it so he could give it to the ‘pizza lady’
4. Tee shirt girl: Her mom worked at the copy place a couple stores down and the girl would hang out there with her mom after school. Shed come in a couple times a week and always order a small half pepperoni pizza. One day she looked sad and I wanted to cheer her up. Noticing her killer tmnt shirt I drew Donatello on the box. The next week she came in with an elephant t shirt and explained how much she loved the drawing and she wanted me to draw an elephant next. I obliged. Every time she came in she requested a drawing of whatever was on her shirt. Anything from flowers to dinosaurs. After a few weeks her mom came in with her to show me a picture of her bedroom wall with 6 or 7 of the pizza box halves hanging up.
That’s all for now kiddos. Keep you’re chins up. There are so many great things in the world and I promise even the little things makes the bad stuff hurt a lot less.